Red Brick Swords, Red Brick Swordtail fish, Xiphophorus helleri
The Red Velvet Swordtail is a unique color morph of the popular Swordtails. This variation of Xiphophorus helleri boasts a breathtaking, saturated red coloration that can also appear orange, orange fade, red fade with a black hues in tail. The male has dshort, sleek fins with a distinct extension on the lower part of the tail. The female however does not have the distinguishing sword-like tail but her deep red coloration makes her breathtaking as well. Farm-Raised Velvet Wags will be more vibrant in color than most of your import pet store specimens and thus the reason to buy farmed fish. Our customers are alweays pleased with this color morph sword wag for that very reason. The Red Velvet Wag Swordtail eats commercially prepared flaked foods, freeze dried bloodworms, tubifex, brine shrimp as well as algae. They will grow to be a miximum of 4”, require a temperature of 64-82 F, a KH of 12-30, and a pH of 7-8.3.